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Mini Review: Master Grade Tallgeese (Endless Waltz ver.)

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I buy things for strange reasons sometimes — case in point: this master grade Tallgeese. I don’t even like Gundam Wing, and my recent attempt at re-watching it fell apart after only 3 episodes thanks to the infinite charm of Relena Peacecraft. However, it does have a catchy opening. It’s so catchy that my wife and I watch it on YouTube more times than we care to admit. The opening closes with the Tallgeese cleaving off Wing Gundam’s arm and blow off half of its face, which is always greatly satisfying to watch. After a few dozen times of watching the opening over a number of months, I got the idea to buy and build the model. Read more »

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Review: Nendoroid Kirby

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Surprise, I got a new figure – and a Nendoroid at that!

This Nendoroid Kirby was my birthday present to the wife, which I immediately hijacked for figure photos – much like the Nendoroid Isabelle a year ago. I am reminded of the Simpsons episode when Homer buys Marge a bowling ball for her birthday — an appropriate comparison considering Kirby’s shape, but I assure you that she has quite the obsession with the pink blob, being the lifelong Nintendrone that she is. Read more »

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“Interrogation Light” Jotaro

Jotaro Kujo

Here’s another instalment with my low-key experiments! Did you know Hirohiko Araki (the mangaka of Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure) modelled Jotaro’s personality after Clint Eastwood? Even the pose in this figure has a bit of a Dirty Harry feel to it. Since I had been on a low-key stint, this figure was the perfect candidate from some dramatic lighting. Read more »

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Rim-Lit Saber

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Of all the figures I re-shot since their original reviews, Alter’s summer Saber was among the most difficult. While the original review had some of my favourite photos to this day, the fact that I ran out of ideas for the indoors studio shows was plain as day. In retrospect, despite all the praise I heaped onto this figure, it really didn’t have that much going on by itself. It did not have great detail to admire up close, nor does it fill up the frame in an interesting way. So without fancy rivers and flowers, I struggled with making an interesting shot with it. Read more »

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